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craig1985 said:
It's Melbourne Cup day:



That's basketballer Liz Cambridge standing next to a certain 2011 TDF winner.
It seems like Gilbert already has some influence on Cadel Evans :eek:

That's one ugly tie.
 
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Dekker_Tifosi said:
According to a conversation Eisinga (from Rabobank) had with Velonation Gesink is already back on the bike and did 200km in 5 days recently. Too early to say if he can go to the training camp in december but it's clear his recovery is going way faster than the predicted 6 months.

If he keeps this up he will probably be in good shape by the time the important spring races start, and reaching the Tour in good form will not be a question
He can ride a bike... that's all. There's still a massive pin in his leg, and who knows when, and to what extent, he can really use it at full force?

Six months is the predicted time until he's back at a decent level, and nothing we know now suggests it should be otherwise. Being able to ride a bike isn't the same as being able to ride a bike like a pro cyclist. He's still walking with crutches, remember.
 
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craig1985 said:
It's Melbourne Cup day:



That's basketballer Liz Cambridge standing next to a certain 2011 TDF winner.
Yes, that's a funny shot! You can actually see where Cadel had his incident with horse when he was only a couple of years old.

Don't want to sound mean but when Liz was on TV she looked like a cross dresser.:eek:
 
auscyclefan94 said:
Yes, that's a funny shot! You can actually see where Cadel had his incident with horse when he was only a couple of years old.
That's the scar on his head? Didn't even know about that. Seems like you need one of those to become a tour winner (Contador, Armstrong...).
 
maltiv said:
That's the scar on his head? Didn't even know about that. Seems like you need one of those to become a tour winner (Contador, Armstrong...).
i have a very similar one that i got when i was a attacked by an adult german shepherd( the dog not an actually german shepherd :p) when i was 6 or 7.

about 25 stitches in my head in almost that shape but on the right side of my head.

maybe i am a tour winner in potential? :eek:
 
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Parrulo said:
i have a very similar one that i got when i was a attacked by an adult german shepherd( the dog not an actually german shepherd :p) when i was 6 or 7.

about 25 stitches in my head in almost that shape but on the right side of my head.

maybe i am a tour winner in potential? :eek:
Come to RvV this year, I'll check :p
 
Michielveedeebee said:
Come to RvV this year, I'll check :p
recent head scared(as in scars not fear <_<) tour winners don't deal with the cobbles that well :p

on a serious note tho, there is a cobbled climb about 1k away from my house that no doubts rivals most RVV climbs. its really nasty, first 50 meters in dirt there rest bad cobbles cept for a small part near the top where the cobbles are pretty good, its about 2 or 3 k's to the top and it has several ramps of a bit over 14% i think. i can't be exact because when i go there i always go on a mountain bike and i don't have a computer on that one, i can guess the % because its a bit steeper then another hill near my house which is 800 meters at 15%(this one i am sure about)

i will try to go there next weekend and get some pics from my phone or something like that

oh and i actually love cobbles and rough roads in general thats why i ride so much on my mountain bike(other reason is some friends don't have road bikes)

p.s. my mountain bike is an aluminium bike with no suspension and shimano gears, also has a frame way too small for my current size as i bought when i was like 13 or 14 :p
 
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Havetts said:
Parrulo, think of it. Michiel can be your Cancellara, just you can choose to be Frank or Andy!
Don't insult Parrulo! If he is to be a great classification rider he should not be a Schleck! Though come to think of it, it is reasonable to say that with some of the things Andy said during the Tour that he could have a head injury. :D
 
Luca Scinto declares in today's Gazzetta that Farnese Vini will normally be invited to the Ronde, Paris-Roubaix, the Amstel and the E3 if they also race Dwars door Vlaanderen and "another minor race" (probably the Scheldeprijs?). As in recent years they also used to do the Omloop and Kuurne, he expects that they will have no problems entering these races considering Pozzato makes their cobbled team a lot stronger.

Pozzato's early season program will be as follows:

Tour de San Luis
Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
il Laigueglia
the Belgian races

He might also ride a Six Days: Bremen or Berlin. His preparation apparently involves a lot of specific work in the velodrome.
 
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Sylvester said:
Luca Scinto declares in today's Gazzetta that Farnese Vini will normally be invited to the Ronde, Paris-Roubaix, the Amstel and the E3 if they also race Dwars door Vlaanderen and "another minor race" (probably the Scheldeprijs?). As in recent years they also used to do the Omloop and Kuurne, he expects that they will have no problems entering these races considering Pozzato makes their cobbled team a lot stronger.

Pozzato's early season program will be as follows:

Tour de San Luis
Giro della Provincia di Reggio Calabria
il Laigueglia
the Belgian races

He might also ride a Six Days: Bremen or Berlin. His preparation apparently involves a lot of specific work in the velodrome.
Or de Driedaagse van de Panne. Pozzato always liked to train on the Velodrome, so no surprise there. It would be great to see him at Het Kuipke :)
 
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Parrulo said:
p.s. my mountain bike is an aluminium bike with no suspension and shimano gears, also has a frame way too small for my current size as i bought when i was like 13 or 14 :p
I must say, that is pretty badass :p
 
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Moncoutie said:
Does he have much competition? Can't think of any cricketers. Aussie Rules, swimmers maybe?
Not a sport award. It is for anyone. He's up against famous Australian musician Paul Kelly, Geoffrey Rush (actor) and other person who campaigns for disabled peoples rights. Cadel's a good chance but he is up against some stiff opposition. The winners of the Victorian of the Year are the nominees for the Australian of the Year which are announced on Australia Day.
 
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auscyclefan94 said:
Not a sport award. It is for anyone. He's up against famous Australian musician Paul Kelly, Geoffrey Rush (actor) and other person who campaigns for disabled peoples rights. Cadel's a good chance but he is up against some stiff opposition. The winners of the Victorian of the Year are the nominees for the Australian of the Year which are announced on Australia Day.
Which will obviously be won by Wouter de Backer :eek:
 

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